Medical Law & Ethics
June 14, 2010
I believe it’s a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. I don’t think the law should make up her mind for her. I have always been pro-choice and I will remain that way. The law always thinks of one side and not the other and it’s not right for them to make that decision for a woman. They made it legal in 1970 after a big debate and I think it needs to stay that way.
So many kids are abandoned or taken away from parents who were not mature enough to have kids or just stop caring. There are many parents who will adopt a child but a lot of children wind up in foster care, which sometimes foster care turns out worse than living at home. I know that taking a child’s life before they have the chance to do anything isn’t the best choice, but I think of all the children who are kidnapped, abused, and even murdered; it says to me that what kind of life is that for a child.
Pro-choice is the only option the law should choose. Don’t make a child at the hands of a parent who thinks the child has ruined their life. I don’t think it’s fair to the child or the parents to go through this all their lives.
I have a personal experience with abortion. I was 19 and I had an abortion. I was in my first trimester and my boyfriend and I decided that we were not mature enough or ready to settle down and be parents. I think about it every day, but I know that it was the right choice for me. I couldn’t live with knowing I had a son or daughter out in the world by giving it up for adoption. That was my choice and I think it should remain my choice.
Abortion should not be legal when it’s in the second trimester or further. I also don’t think that they should allow it as a form of birth control, but I do believe especially in the case of children having babies younger and younger that abortion should be an option for them.